Call for Stories - Science in the North American Arctic and the Arctic Institute of North America

Science in the North American Arctic and the Arctic Institute of North America 1940s – c.1980: a call for your stories

Were you involved with the Arctic Institute of North America or with Northern research in the years before 1980? We’re keen to hear from grant-holders, fieldworkers, managers, committee members, governors, policy makers – in short, anyone whose career came into contact with AINA in the years before and during the Calgary move, and who has a story to tell about it. We are currently working on a book about the Arctic Institute of North America as a window into the wider world of science, politics, and debates about the polar regions. We are not writing an exhaustive history of AINA in its own right. Rather, we want to use AINA’s role as research institution – and its relationship with scientists, governments and industry, both nationally and internationally, to explore the institutional cultures, international networks and geopolitical frameworks that underpinned Arctic science during this era.

If you have a story to share or are interested in knowing more you are very welcome to contact us (see details below).  We can set up interviews but would also be happy to correspond by e-mail . The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council, and we follow international best practice and Swedish law in terms of research ethics.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Peder Roberts, project leader

Division for the History of Science, Technology and Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

SE- 10044

Stockholm, Sweden

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Dr. Lize-Marié van der Watt

Division for the History of Science, Technology and Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

SE- 10044

Stockholm, Sweden

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